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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 19–48.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... The identified shift in global hegemony is seen to produce and issue out of changed structures of lived subjectivity and feeling, social experience and imagination. In this paper I explore the question of disposability and temporal aesthetics—particularly the relation between land, people, and time—in...
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Social Text (1 March 2012) 30 (1 (110)): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., it is the tale of how we dispose of political wonder. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 Fragments of the Political, or How We Dispose of Wonder Michael Dutton How do we dispose of wonder? This is less an article than a series of fragmented thoughts that, when taken together, shine a...
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Social Text (1 December 2013) 31 (4 (117)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2013
... detention and torture of a sex worker; (2) prescriptions of minoritarian disaffection and disposability advanced by three prominent Sri Lankan “liberal-left” public intellectuals in support of the state’s concluding 2009 assault on Tamils in “no-fire zones” and detention camps. Majoritarian right...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 83–106.
Published: 01 June 2018
... compatibility of necropolitical will and conciliatory inclusion that seem emblematic of the current conjuncture, where the sustained project of attrition, devaluation, and disposability under way enacts dispossessive projects in the historical present. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 racial...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 73–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
...After Globalism Writing Group This essay reflects on the biopolitics of counting bodies under the conditions imposed by capitalism and state violence. It argues that war, refugee and migrant labor dislocations, and indeterminate zones of sovereignty have rendered bodies disposable and states...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... positions what we think of as “media” as media of capitalism, that is, racial capitalism. Marginality, disposability, and the colonization of what Neferti X. M. Tadiar calls “life-time” is an increasingly universal condition. The forceful implication here is that a radical, decolonial left must add a...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 1–18.
Published: 01 June 2018
... relations already configured and disposed by imperial conquest and racial capitalism. In the Americas broadly and the United States specifically, colonization and transatlantic slavery set in motion the dynamics and differential racialized valuations that continue to underwrite particular forms of...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 81–89.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 history narrative amnesia encryption race Amnesia conditions public memory and the possibilities around how to recount lost lives. The entwinement of amnesia and public memory devalues, renders disposable, and forgets the very colonized bodies...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 49–68.
Published: 01 June 2013
... subjects who will be associated with the “new reproductive dystopias” of neoliberalism and thus that those whom Butler portrays as “consenting” to their exploitation exist side by side with those who are forcibly enslaved and rendered disposable. We discover, in other words, that there are no...
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Social Text (1 December 2016) 34 (4 (129)): 19–40.
Published: 01 December 2016
... privileged subset, these qualities are taken to need nurturing, training, sustained cultivation—racially naturalized for the former, racially historicized for those so disposed among the latter. I want here to redirect the notion of martial races, giving it a more extended sense. Martial races are those...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 155–160.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., “Life-times of Disposability in Global Neoliberalism.” 6 Harrison and White, “Intelligent Distribution and Logistics,” 178–79 . 7 Sharpe, In the Wake . References Haraway Donna . 2016 . Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene . Durham, NC : Duke...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the speeding up and accelerationist tendency of late capital and some of its critics and in ways that life becomes an asset rather than labor, relegated to slow death, or just disposable as waste. This might direct us to ways of knowing that embrace bodily experience, affect and mood, and the minor...
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Social Text (1 December 2001) 19 (4 (69)): 93–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... disposability of temporary laborers, of the collusion between tradition and femininity, of the alignment linking progress to masculinity, and of the difference between femmes fatales and heroes.3 These story lines give the Silicon...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 123–143.
Published: 01 June 2013
... (child rape and adolescent murder) as one effect of neoliberalism’s war on the young and its logic of necessary disposability. Both Sean and Jimmy’s fathers work at the Coleman Candy plant, although Sean’s father is a foreman and Jimmy’s...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
... two: one idealized and rife with utopian possibility, the other toxic and deadly. Moods like paranoia transcend single experiences or events. They dispose us to the world and politics — warping perception, filtering everyday life — and direct us toward some objects and away from others. This is...
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Social Text (1 September 2001) 19 (3 (68)): 1–8.
Published: 01 September 2001
... arises partly out of a new market aesthetic that degrades the display culture of street vendors as unsanitary, with their jux- taposition of commodities for sale and rubbish for disposal on seemingly equal terms. An inseparable component of these events is the new...
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Social Text (1 June 2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
... optimized life and merciless disposability.6 The Fragile Ends of War 83 Giorgio Agamben’s recent influential reformulation of Foucault’s ideas maintains that sovereignty is founded upon a legal...
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Social Text (1 June 2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
... biopolitics and governmentality associated with the neoliberal era, specifically focused on how film and fiction con- stitute new “genres” of neoliberal incorporation of difference. Neferti X. M. Tadiar explores this problem in “Life-­Times of Disposability...
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Social Text (1 December 2014) 32 (4 (121)): 161–165.
Published: 01 December 2014
... well-­worn war chest of poststructuralist pieties at her or his disposal to shut down lines of thought that inhabit the concept of utopia.  — José Esteban Muñoz I. Being with José Sometime in the fall of 1997, I saw my first movie with José Esteban Muñoz. On a drizzly and...
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Social Text (1 March 2018) 36 (1 (134)): 5–10.
Published: 01 March 2018
... end of history in the North, subtended by unending stories of disaster, devaluation, and disposability in the South. Choosing what stories to tell about these disasters and emergencies might be considered another name for critical thinking — and critical therapy — for a precarious here and now, a...